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Focus on Marriage Podcast

The Focus Marriage Podcast features relatable advice on healthy marriage with stories from guest speakers that challenge and encourage every couple to build a deeper connection.

Meet the Hosts

Greg Smalley
Greg Smalley

Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises.

John Fuller
John Fuller

John Fuller is vice president of the Audio division and co-host of the daily "Focus on the Family" radio program. He speaks and writes about family, faith, media and business. John and his wife, Dena, reside in Colorado Springs, Colo., and have six children.

Most Recent Episode:

Marriage

Embracing the Unique Aspects of Male and Female, Part 3

As a husband, you play a special role in loving your wife. Your marriage can thrive when you choose to love her in a God-honoring way. Greg and John describe how they’ve learned to show love to their wives.

Past Episodes

Marriage

Enjoying Physical Intimacy as a Woman, Part 6

A healthy marriage is built on the foundation of open communication. The same is true for your sex life. John and Greg give some ideas for how to talk about sex with your spouse, even when it feels awkward.

Marriage

Enjoying Physical Intimacy as a Woman, Part 5

Making time for romance and sexual intimacy are great gifts for your marriage. While it’s not always convenient during busy seasons, we should not neglect them. Greg and John explain why sex is important and beneficial for your marriage.

Marriage

Grasping the Power of Forgiveness, Part 2

You might fear being open up with your spouse about past regrets. But, honesty can be the door that opens your marriage up to greater intimacy. Greg and John offer helpful ideas for discussing your past mistakes in a healthy way.

Marriage

Grasping the Power of Forgiveness, Part 1

Choosing forgiveness instead of resentment can bring healing to your marriage. It’s not easy, but through God’s grace, you can do it. John and Greg explain how walking in forgiveness can strengthen the relationship with your spouse.

Marriage

Discovering God’s Freedom from Pornography, Part 2

Pornography might not seem like a big deal. But if you don’t deal with it, it will lead to some devastating consequences in your marriage. John and Greg give some helpful ideas for confessing a pornography problem to your spouse.

Marriage

Discovering God’s Freedom from Pornography, Part 1

Watching pornography is like letting a disease take over your marriage. But through God’s grace, your relationship with your spouse can be restored. John and Greg offer hope to those struggling with pornography.

Marriage

Embracing the Unique Aspects of Male and Female, Part 2

Embracing the unique ways God made you and your spouse can lead to a more fulfilling marriage. Men and women are made to reflect God’s heart in similar yet different ways. John, Erin and Greg discuss why a wife should look to God to find her true beauty.

Marriage

Embracing the Unique Aspects of Male and Female, Part 1

You and your spouse are so different. It’s part of what attracted you to each other. But those differences can also be irritating. Greg, Erin and John share how they’ve learned to love their spouse, even with their distinctions.

Marriage

Enjoying Physical Intimacy as a Woman, Part 4

Busy seasons can disrupt the amount of sex you and your spouse have. It’s important to not neglect intimacy, even when you’re busy. John, Greg and Erin offer some insights for how a husband can better meet his wife’s needs inside and outside of the bedroom.

Marriage

Enjoying Physical Intimacy as a Woman, Part 3

For a wife to enjoy sex with her husband, she needs to feel good about herself. It’s critically important for couples to discuss physical intimacy if they’re to enjoy it together. John, Greg and Erin explain a wife’s greatest need for intimacy.

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